The Maps Seminar

The Maps Seminar programme 2018 pdf

The Maps Seminar/Between.Pomiędzy
Friday, 18 May 2018/room 370

Incipit  11.25


Grzegorz Welizarowicz

Camino (Hyper)Real: Contesting Official Cartography of California


Aleksandra Słyszewska

Mapping the Sacramental: Inner Circle by Jerzy Peterkiewicz.


Julian Wolfreys

“An empty whiteness…the existence of which was doubtful”: Notes toward a Poetics of Resistant Cartography


Monika Szuba

The Intellectual Nomad and His Charts: Kenneth White’s Cartographic Poetics


Małgorzata Grzegorzewska

The Mapmaker in Fairyland: Cross-sections of Early Modern Cartography and Poetry.


Jean Ward

Imperium: Hilary Davies’ Map of Empire


Olga Kubińska

Unmaping Memory in Looking for Hildegarde of Bingen by Desmond Graham


Klaudia Łączyńska

The Fragmented Body and Cartographic Representation in Early Modern Poetry and Drama


Wolfgang Görtschacher

Maps in Contemporary Poetry


Stanisław Modrzewski

Reading Jim’s Map.


Miłosz Wojtyna

Cartographies of Nowhere: On the Pleasures of Non-Canonical Narrative


Izabela Zawadzka

Unseeable Map

Finis 16.30



18-19 May 2018
University of Gdańsk
In 2018, besides theatre performances, meetings with authors, readings, happenings, and film shows, the Between.Pomiędzy International Festival of Literature and Theatre has – as it always does – a strong academic programme. This includes: The University of Gdańsk Samuel Beckett Seminar; and a conference on Reading Maps in Literature and Theatre. The latter consists, among other events, of:
• a discussion of Christian poetry with poet and scholar Michael Edwards of the Académie Française;
• a seminar on Maps with outstanding scholars from Poland and abroad in conversation (e.g. Paweł Potoroczyn and Przemysław Czapliński);
• a seminar discussion on dramatic literature with Piotr Tomaszuk that is co-organised with the Polish Society for the Study of European Romanticism;
• a theatre laboratory Mapping Beckett led by Dr Nicolas Johnson (Trinity College Dublin) and Dr Jonathan Heron (University of Warwick);
• and theatre workshop with Robson Corrêa de Camargo.
We invite all interested to attend these and participate in discussions.
The programme is available at
We invite colleagues and doctoral students to present papers in English at the open sessions that are part of the conference on Reading Maps in Literature and Theatre on Friday, 18 March, and Saturday, 19 March, in the afternoon. Papers can touch on any aspect of the presence and functions of maps in poetry, prose, or theatre/drama. Those interested should send 250-word proposals by 15 April to They should be clearly marked “Conference – Reading Maps.” We will send notification of acceptance by 22 April.
Prof. dr hab. David Malcolm
Dr Katarzyna Kręglewska
Dr hab. Tomasz Wiśniewski